Final Destination: Munchen or Zurich
The overnight train from Budapest to Munchen arrives at Salzburg in the early hours of the morning, so these daytime trains are the only viable option for a journey from Budapest to Salzburg.
All trains also call at: Wien/Vienna and Linz
5 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: around 140 days ahead of the travel date
Note that the price shown on MAV will be in €s but you will actually make the payment in Hungarian forints.
RESERVATIONS are optional for this journey, but these trains tend to be particularly busy in 2nd class.
However, seats will actually be assigned when booking tickets online on MAV.
But if you book at the international rail desk at Keleti station (you can book using the computer terminals), you will have to request that a reservation be added to the booking.
Rail pass users can purchase reservations in person at the international travel desk at Keleti station - but ideally do that when you first arrive in Budapest.
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These trains will call at Budapest-Kelenfold station around 10 mins after departing from Budapest-Keleti.
If the starting point of your journey in Budapest is on Metro Line 4, or has an easy connection to Line 4, then take the Metro to Kelenfold station and join the train there.
Not only will your journey be quicker overall, the Metro transfer at Kelenfold is much easier, particularly if you have luggage.
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